We’re hosting two wellness events this month designed to put you in a healthy and happy holiday spirit. Join us in person or via Facebook Live for a “Seasons Eatings” event at the Field & Fork Garden on Dec. 12 and for a cozy “Ask the Dietitian” event at the Keene Faculty Center on Dec. 18.
December’s Wellness Wednesday will take participants out of the classroom and into the garden by joining Field and Fork’s Anna Prizzia and Dina Liebowitz for a special “Seasons Eatings” on the farm at Field and Fork’s Community Gardens.
Regardless of membership, faculty and staff have access to discounted nutritional consultation services and a myriad of other wellness opportunities on campus through UF RecSports.
When Lesa Phillips enrolled in the State of Florida’s Weight Management Pilot Program last year, she was hopeful the program would help her lose some weight but had no idea just how much it would benefit her overall health. One year later and 40 pounds lighter, Phillips, an administrative services specialist in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, said she was “pleasantly surprised” to discover a decrease in all of her critical levels as well — including LDH, triglycerides, A1C, blood pressure and BMI.
The UF Benefits and Wellness Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Champion’s Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. This annual event is a great opportunity to chat with benefit and retirement plan vendors to learn about your available options as Benefits Open Enrollment gets underway. You can also participate in health screenings, get a flu shot (bring your UFID and insurance card), discover the wellness resources available to you as a UF employee and enter to win a variety of wellness-related giveaways.